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Today is opening day for the 1991
Major League baseball season. An
other season of hits, runs and errors.
The broken bats, the balk, the beanball.
And the most exciting play in base
ball—a ripping line drive to the wall
that a true "Charlie Hustle" can turn
into a triple.
By devising foolproof formulas and
using the technique of guesstimation, I
call 'em as I see 'em in this column, a
preview of the year to come in "The
1. Milwaukee Brewers —Outfield-
ers Dante Bichette and Candy Maldo
nado will prove to be key acquisitions,
while 'B9 MVP Robin Yount rebounds
and Gary Sheffield blossoms.
2. Toronto Blue Jays—Joe Carter
thrives in the Sky Dome, lefty Jimmy
Key bounces back and Roberto Alomar
establishes himself as a prime time AL
3. Boston Red Sox—The Bosox can
hit, but with not much of a staff behind
Roger Clemens and no team speed,
Boston will plod along in third place.
4. Cleveland Indians—The Tribe
will surprise folks for a while with
youthful excitement, but will soon fade.
Speedy Alex Cole Jr. should bring life
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deserved to go into the NAIA Hall of Fame
any more than Gayle," Appenzeller said of
the 11-time Conference or District Coach
of the Year.
Besides coaching 10 NAIA All-Ameri
cans, Currie also has guided six NAIA
THE GUILFORDIAN April 8, 1991
to old Municipal Stadium.
5. New York Yankees—Hensley "Bam
Bam" Meulens and Roberto Kelly try to
overshadow a horrible pitching staff.
6. Baltimore Orioles—Powerful Glenn
Davis adds punch to a weak lineup.
7. DetroitTigers—Ex-Brewer Rob Deer
will not do much to help out this club,
while Cecil Fielder could set a Major
League record for walks in a season.
1. Chicago White Sox—Tim "Rock"
Raines is the cornerstone needed to put this
club in the playoffs for the first time since
2. Oakland Athletics—What a pitching
staff! The only gaping hole on this squad
is up the middle.
3. Kansas City Royals—lt's Bret Saber
hagen's year to dominate and Mark Davis'
season to terminate.
4. Seattle Mariners—Ken Griffey Jr.
does his dad proud with an MVP-caliber
season. Senior does his son proud by
retiring so Jay Buhner can have achance to
5. Texas Rangers—"The Next Cle
mente," Ruben Sierra, takes future star
Juan Gonzalez under his wing.
6. Minnesota Twins—What a pity.
Three years removed from the second-best
record in baseball, these Twinkies have
nothing in the middle... or on the mound.
Scholar-Athletes, the association's equiva
lent of academic Ail-Americans.
"Her athletes graduate on time and her
teams lead our athletic departments in
grade-point average," wrote Athletic Di
rector Philip Roach in his nomination for
Currie joined the Guilford staff in 1976
as the school's women's volleyball, bas
ketball and tennis coach. She coached all
three Lady Quaker sports until 1983 when
her responsibilities were reduced to vol-
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the Quakers with
a .385 batting
average, and a
six runs batted in
chburg, he leads
7. California Angels—The oldest team
in the league has "too much" experience
and not enough depth.
1. Chicago Cubs—Sandberg, Bell and
Dawson are quite formidable in the heart
of the Cubbies' order. Ex-Red Danny
Jackson solidifies the rotation.
2. New York Mets—Vince Coleman
will spark the Mets to another title... al
3. Montreal Expos—lvan "Bubbling"
Calderon adds versatility to a still-improv
ing ball club.
4. Pittsburgh Pirates—When it's time to
change, you've got to rearrange. Who
knows who will still be on last year's
division championship team by the end of
5. SL Louis Cardinals —Rebuilding with
young talent is the only way the Cards can
climb back to the top. The Wizard may
soon leave Busch Stadium.
6. Philadelphia Phillies—Where's Mike
Schmidt? Where's Garry Maddox?
Where's Bake Mcßride? Well, Von Hayes
is still around, though he may not be enjoy
1. Los Angeles Dodgers—The Blue
Crew is back, with a Straw to stir things up.
leyball and tennis. Currie also served as
the Guilford assistant athletic director for
Currie earned a bachelor's degree in
physical education from UNCG and has
recently completed her master's degree at
North Carolina A&T.
In her own way, Currie admits that the
honor is a significant milestone in her
career as an educator involved in athletics.
"It recognizes not only my hard work,
but the hard work of the athletes I've had in
all Lady Quakers
with 21 goals and
24 total points
after a four-goal
"Ed-die, Ed-die" Murray continues to
impress and Brett Butler runs enough
for both himself and Kal Daniels' bad
2. San Francisco Giants—Which
Giant will win the RBI title this sea
son? This club is loaded with big guns,
while Dave Righetti goes from Yan
kee "Rags" to Giant riches.
3. Cincinnati Reds—Platoon cen
tral here, with a player behind every
player. Piniella won't pull all the right
strings this year, though.
4. San Diego Padres —Fred McGriff
and Tony Fernandez add name recog
nition, but besides a fantastic four (Bip
Roberts, Fernandez, Tony Gwynn and
McGriff), the cupboard is quite bare.
5. Atlanta Braves—Surprise! The
Braves will stay out of the cellar this
year behind a talented rotation and the
all-around play of Ron Gant.
6. Houston Astros—Uh, help?!
There's not much here, besides base
stealing catcher Craig Biggio.
Well, there it is. You heard it here
first: It will be a Second City Series in
1991 with the Chisox edging the Cubs.
As for this summer, enjoy the first
game and each one that follows, before
the season is "Back, back, back, back—
the last 16 years," she said. "I may have
been at the helm or recruited and brought
them here, but it was the kids who worked
hard to win those matches or to go to the
national tournament. I feel very lucky to
have been associated with them."
Gayle Currie will be inducted into the
NAIA Hall of Fame—in the coaching
category—at the Hyatt Regency Crown
Center in Kansas City, MO, on Sunday,
y 16 y
Brown has an
30 goals through
eight contests to
lead all Quakers
in those catego